Xbox One pre-orders have been in hot demand, and with just hours to go until the console hits retailers’ shelves there are still plenty of sellers vying for your Xbox-bound cash.
With the first round of Xbox One pre-orders having sold out in double quick fashion, Microsoft released new advanced stocks causing retailers to once again all line up to take your Xbox One pre-order cash. Due to the increased retail competition, however,
“We are humbled and gratified by the tremendous interest in Xbox One from game fans everywhere,” Yusuf Mehdi, Vice President of Xbox Marketing said while confirming the November 22 Xbox One release date earlier this year.
“We sold out of our pre-order supply faster than at any other time in our history and we are on path to have the biggest launch of an Xbox ever. We look forward to celebrating with millions and millions of gamers this holiday.
Where can you pre-order the Xbox One? Read on to find out.
Having previously listed the Xbox One price at a lofty £599.99, Amazon has now brought its Xbox One pre-orders in line with the console’s official price tag.
Offering no discernible promotions or freebies, the Amazon Xbox One pre-orders are now facing lengthy delays, with the retailer confirming any new Xbox One orders will now not be shipped until after the Christmas period.
“Orders placed from November 13 may not be delivered before Christmas,” a statement on the company’s Xbox One orders page states.
Suggesting that the company could introduce improved pricing or bundle deals ahead of launch, Amazon has paired its Xbox One pre-orders with the company’s pre-order price guarantee.
The company states: “Order now and if the Amazon.co.uk price decreases between the time you place your order and the release date, you’ll be charged the lowest price.”
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Xbox One pre-orders: Amazon
The first to have offered Xbox One pre-orders in the UK, ailing retailer Blockbuster was allowing gamers to secure their new Xbox console ahead of launch before entering administration for a second time.
Less than a week after being unveiled, the Xbox One broke Blockbuster’s pre-order records. James Morton, Head of Games at Blockbuster stated: “We are delighted by the huge number of pre-orders that we have received so far for the new Microsoft console.”
Now, after concerns the defunct retailer was not going to be able to honour all Xbox One pre-orders, it has stated that expectant gamers will get their next-gen console after all.
“We are pleased to announce that both Microsoft and Sony have set aside Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Day 1 consoles for Blockbuster customers who have valid pre-orders,” an official statement from the company stated.
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Xbox One pre-orders: Blockbuster
Another retailer to have jumped on the Xbox One pre-order bandwagon early, Game is still offering the Xbox One, even a day before it is available in stores.
Giving gamers one last chance to snap up a Day One Xbox One, Game will today, November 21, make a final 200 consoles available to eager gamers.
“From 12 noon, @GAMEBoxpark will have 200 Xbox One Day One Consoles with FIFA 14 available to order,” the retailers Tweeted.
“Consoles will be available on a first come, first served basis – once 200 people are queued up or have ordered, that’s it!”
Xbox One pre-orders: Game
Having taken a bold approach to its Xbox One pre-orders, former high street giant turn online retailer Zavvi originally speculated that the final Xbox One price would be £399 and charged early pre-orders at that price.
No the online retailer is claiming ‘Limited Day One’ availability remaining so act fast if you want the next-gen gamer at launch.
Xbox One pre-orders: Zavvi
Supermarket giant Asda is another leading retailer to offer Xbox One pre-orders.
Limiting customers to one Xbox One console apiece, Asda has inadvertently suggested that Xbox One stock might be in short supply at launch. With launch stock known to be limited, what better reason to pre-order the console ahead of time?
Earlier this week the supermarket chain added addition Day One Xbox One consoles to its online store but stocks were in short supply.
Xbox One pre-orders: Asda
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